Parking Meters

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(843) 626-7275

Lanier Parking Office

Pavilion Parking Garage
914 North Kings Highway


Like most communities, Myrtle Beach has parking meters in areas where parking is in high demand.  Meters help manage the public spaces so that more people can park, and they help create parking turnover to keep spaces frombeing monopolized for long periods.  Parking meters also make it easy to see which spaces are public. 

In South Carolina, any vehicle displaying a valid handicapped, Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans or Medal of Honor license tag, or a valid and official handicapped hang tag, may park for free at any public-operated parking meter.  If your vehicle displays one of these, then you do not have to pay a municipal parking meter anywhere in South Carolina. 

Myrtle Beach's parking management area is east of Kings Highway, from 29th Avenue South to 82nd Avenue North.  The meters are in effect from March 1 through October 31, and are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week.  (A few spaces on 14th Avenue North, from Withers Drive to Ocean Boulevard, and on Withers Drive, between 12th and 15th Avenues North and 20th and 22nd Avenues North, are enforced from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.)  Please check the meter, pay-station or parking signage for more information.


Parking Meter hours smallMany meters offer all-day parking, but high traffic areas allow for short-term parking.  A green 24-hour sticker on the street side of the meter indicates that it’s available for all-day parking.  Red stickers, as shown, indicate short-termparking up to three hours maximum.  Hourly rates vary depending on the location.  All-day meters clearly state that you can rent the meter for the whole day for a fixed rate, which compares favorably with private parking concessions. 

Here are the meter rates as of May 1, 2015....

A.   Tier One – Cost is $2.00 per hour, or $10 to park all day, on all street ends:

  • 29th Avenue South to 82nd Avenue North

B.   Tier Two – Cost is $1.75 per hour, with a three hour maximum:

  • Flagg Street, from 6th Avenue North to 8th Avenue North

  • Along York Street

  • Chester Street, from 7th Avenue North to 14th Avenue North

  • 7th, 8th, 9th  and 10th  Avenues North, from Ocean Boulevard to Kings Highway

  • 14th and 15th Avenues North, from Withers Ally to Chester Street

  • Along Withers Drive, from 9th Avenue North to 15th Avenue North

  • Withers Ally, from Mr. Joe White Avenue to 14th Avenue North

  • All marked parking spaces not otherwise designated on Ocean Boulevard

C.   Tier Two – Cost is $1.75 per hour, and $8 for all day parking:

  • Along Yaupon Drive, from 9th Avenue South to Kings Highway

  • 6th and 7th Avenues South, from Ocean Boulevard to Yaupon Drive

  • Mitchell Drive, from 8th Avenue South to Yaupon Drive

  • 4th Avenue North, from Ocean Boulevard to Shelly Street

D.   Tier Three – Cost is $1.50 per hour, and $8 for all day parking:

  • Along Ocean Boulevard, 29th Avenue South to 23rd Avenue North

  • 22nd Avenue North, from Ocean Boulevard to Cassandra

  • 18th , 17th and 15th Avenues South, from Ocean Boulevard to Yaupon Drive

  • Flagg Street, from 1st Avenue South to 6th Avenue North

  • 4th and 6th Avenues North, from Flagg Street to Chester Street

  • 12th, 13th and 14th Avenues North, from Chester Street to Kings Highway

  • Chester Street, from 14th Avenue North to 17th Avenue North

  • Withers Drive, from 16th Avenue North to 26th Avenue North

  • 16th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 26th and 29th Avenues North, from Ocean Boulevard to Kings Highway

  • 1st Avenue South, from Ocean Boulevard to Chester Street

  • 2nd Avenue North, from Ocean Boulevard to Chester Street


All parking meters take U.S. coins (some also take credit and debit cards), while pay-stations accept coins, U.S. bills up to $10, credit cards and debit cards.  At a pay-station, pay the machine for the amount of time you intend to stay, and then display the printed receipt clearly on your car's dash.  Special provisions exist for motorcycles, with specific instructions on the LED screen.  Please note that no more than two motorcycles may be parked at one time in any public parking space.

Don't have enough change?  Just call 843-626-PARK (626-7275), and we'll send an ambassador over with the amount requested.  If your business needs change, our parking ambassadors will gladly deliver it.  Businesses can even get rolls of quarters.  Call 843-626-PARK with any parking question you may have...  Also, see our ParkMobile information for an even easier way to pay on the ParkMobile webpage.

A seven-day visitor parking pass is available for $30 from the Lanier Parking Office in the Pavilion Parking Garage, Ninth Avenue North at Kings Highway.  The pass is good for seven consecutive days at all paid public parking area, but not in "decal only" parking areas. 

A non-resident parking placard (see item 4, below) is available for $100 per year from the Lanier Parking Office in the Pavilion Parking Garage.  This pass is good for public metered spaces, between 21st Avenue North and 6th Avenue South, and in the metered street ends, from 69th to 77th Avenues North.  This pass is not valid in "decal only" parking areas.   


Yes, we do enforce the parking meters during the dates and hours stated.  Citations for unpaid parking begin at $30.  If unpaid for 30 days, the fine increases to the maximum of $60.  (Note:  This change in the parking citation rate was approved April 28 2015.)  Payments mailed must be postmarked by the 30th day.  Parking citations also may be paid through our Online Payment Center webpage with Visa or MasterCard, or by calling 843-626-PARK (7275).  Before appealing a parking meter citation, you must first pay the citation.  The parking meter appeal form is available online.  For more information, contact Lanier Parking at 843-626-7275.


Other fees and charges for parking decals, guest placards and non-resident vehicle and golf cart decals are available...

1.   Resident Parking Decal

  • Free, with proof of vehicle taxes paid and proof of residency. 

  • Resident Parking Decals are tied to where the personal-use vehicle "lives" and pays taxes.  A personal vehicle registered inside the city limits of Myrtle Beach and on which city property taxes have been paid is eligible for one of the parking decals.  The decals are valid for two-year periods and allow a vehicle to park for free in any of the city's paid public parking spaces.  This includes the on-street parking spaces with parking meters and/or pay stations, as well as the public street-end parking spaces with pay stations.  The parking decal also allows vehicles to park in the designated "Decal Only Parking" areas in what's known as The Avenues, east of Kings Highway and north of 31st Avenue North.  Resident Decals also allow free parking for events at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  Resident Decals do NOT allow free parking in the Pavilion Parking Garage or in any of the privately-owned parking lots.  For more information, see the Resident Decal Parking Page.  

  • Replacement of lost or damaged decal costs $20.00.  If you trade cars or have a windshield replaced, a replacement decal costs $20.00.  The decals are tied to the vehicle's license plate number.  

2.   Guest Placard (For residential properties east of Kings Highway, 31st Avenue North to 82nd Avenue North)

  • Limit of four per address:  no fee.

  • Cost to replace lost or damaged placard is $50.00 per placard.

3.   Seven Day Visitor Parking Pass for any metered parking

  • Costs $30.00 (not to be used in decal only restricted parking); passes are available from Lanier Parking, located in the Pavilion Parking Garage (843-626-7275).

4.     Non-resident decal/placard

  • Fee is $100.00 per year; placard expires December 31 of every year, regardless of purchase date. (Cash only; no credit/debit cards accepted for payment.)

  • Limitations:  Placards can be used at designated metered parking, located between 21st Avenue North and 6th Avenue South, and at metered street ends, from 69th to 77th Avenues North (not to be used in decal-only restricted parking).

5.   A non-resident golf cart decal/placard costs $100.00.

  • Limitations:  Placards can be used at designated metered parking, located between 21st Avenue North and 6th Avenue South, and at metered street ends, from 69th to 77th Avenues North (not to be used in decal-only restricted parking).